UGM: Anna Ogden
The Union Gospel Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless in Spokane for over 60 years providing more than 6.5 million meals and 1.5 million nights of shelter. What began as a downtown soup kitchen in 1951 has expanded into a comprehensive ministry encompassing Rescue, Recovery, and Restoration; with three shelters, two thrift stores, an automotive enterprise and a summer camp for underpriviledged youth.
Each month there are specific item needs that arise at the UGM and one of the ways we are partnering with them is to try to help meet those needs.
How you can get involved:
Create “Love in a Bag”- Put items and toiletries together in a ziploc bag for the men and women staying at the shelters. Bags may include: nail clippers, disposable razors, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shaving cream, lotion, fastfood giftcards, coffee stand gift cards, cough drops, chewing gum, life savers, written note of encouragement, handwarmers, combs, flash light, playing cards, candy bars, bus passes, granola bars, tissue, floss, etc. (Please deliver to Union Gospel Mission Admin Office at 1224 E. Trent Ave)
Volunteer to serve a meal with UGM
If you’re interested in volunteering at Union Gospel Mission, visit their website to fill out a volunteer application or call (509) 535-8510.